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CHARITY CANINES

CHARITY CANINES
Rebecca Parker

Q Hair & Beauty have announced Canine Partners Collaboration. The team at Q Hair and Beauty’s new salon in Midhurst will be displaying lots of dogged determination to raise funds for their chosen charity of the year.

Canine Partners, the national charity which provides assistance dogs for people with disabilities all over Britain, is based at Heyshott, just outside Midhurst, where its main training centre is a constant hive of activity, preparing the dogs to help transform lives.
When Anthony Barnes-Smith, owner of the long-established and multi-award-winning Q Hair and Beauty in Chichester, and managing director Dawn Lawrence, discovered that the charity was so close to their new salon, which opened in February, they decided it was the perfect match as their charity of the year.
They have set the ambitious target for Team Q at Midhurst to raise enough money to pay for the training of one of the Canine Partners dogs which do so much to help disabled people by giving them invaluable practical help as well as loving companionship.
Dogs are very close to the heart of both Anthony and Dawn whose golden retrievers, Bruce and Alfie, accompany them to work at their multi-award-winning salon in Chichester and have now also already become popular with guests at the new Midhurst salon.

“Anthony has rescued dogs for many years and we both share a close affinity with animal rescue, particularly dogs,” said Dawn. “Our philosophy as a company has always been to support local charities and when we found out what a wonderful job Canine Partners does in training dogs for the benefit of disabled people, we couldn’t wait to sign up to support them.
“As our charity of the year at the Midhurst salon, the team there have really taken this to heart and will be holding all kinds of activities to raise money for them. We’re looking forward to welcoming some of the assistance dogs to the salon. We love the work done by Canine Partners and can’t wait to work with them. It will be fabulous if we can raise enough to cover the cost of the first year of training a puppy – which means we will be able to name the puppy too!”
“We are delighted to be working with Q Hair and Beauty” said Canine Partners Community Fundraiser, Jenny Dwyer-Ward “We rely solely on public donations and legacies to keep creating life-transforming partnerships. Our vision is for a day when every disabled person in the UK has the opportunity to be partnered with one of our amazing assistance dogs.”

For more information visit qhairandbeauty.co.uk caninepartners.org.uk